Map of the French Department of Deux-Sevres - No.79
Map of the French Department of Deux-Sevres - No.79, featuring inset illustrations of Niort Castle and Town Hall, the Chateau de la Guyonnierre and a portrait of Henri du Vergier, comte de la Rochejaquelein, the youngest general of the Royalist Vendean insurrection during the French Revolution.
© The Roseries Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Spain. 16th century. Revolt of the Comuneros (1520-1521). Ma
Spain. 16th century. Revolt of the Comuneros (1550-1521). Maria Pacheco (1496-1531). Spanish Noble woman of the House of Mendoza. When her husband, the chief commoner Juan Lopez de Padilla, fell in the battle of Villalar, she took command and leaded the defence of the city of Toledo against the royalist forces of Charles V until the arrangement of a peaceful surrender of the city six months later. Colored engraving. 19th century.
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans
The Easter Rising - Dublin, Ireland
The Easter Rising also known as the Easter (or 'Irish') Rebellion and referred to erroneously in some contemporary British reports as the Sinn Fein Rebellion - an armed insurrection staged in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916, mounted by Irish republicans who aimed to end British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic (whilst the United Kingdom was heavily engaged in World War I). The General Post Office in Dublin (the Headquarters of the Rebel Republicans) - destroyed. Date: 1916
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection